Research Databases for Teens

Find information from newspapers, magazines, an encyclopedia, and much more using these library-provided resources. Also, don't miss the Find Information section of our main web site, with dictionaries, encyclopedias, other reference sources, more research databases, web searching, and more web sites.

Biography Reference Bank
One of the largest biographical databases available, H.W. Wilson's Biography Reference Bank contains biographical articles on over 550,000 people collected from dozens of reference sources. Articles are substantive too, with many averaging 1500-2000 words. Additionally, there are over 36,000 images and links to magazine and journal articles. Advanced searches allow for searching by profession, gender, place of origin as well as birth and death dates.

LearningExpress Library
Learning Express Library (Learn A Test) provides practice tests, review materials and scoring for many academic and occupational standardized tests, including ACT, SAT, Civil Service Exam, ASVAB, GED, EMT Basic, Real Estate Sales Agent, Firefighter, Police Officer, 4th & 8th grade practice tests, Advanced Placement (AP) exams and more. In addition, a new computer skills module (with audio, video, and graphic animation) is available, as well as study guides and test-preparation materials.

MAS Ultra - School Edition
Provides full text for over 515 general interest and current events magazines from EBSCOhost. It provides full text from over 515 periodicals covering general reference, health, science, and other areas.

Science Online
Science Online collects articles from the extensive collection of print sources from Facts on File and puts them into one easy to search database. Great for middle-school, high-school and early college projects, Science Online is an excellent general science reference tool. In addition to articles, Science Online provides links to news articles, experiments, video and animated graphics, and state and national academic content standards.

Student Research Center
Student Research Center from EBSCOhost makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type - magazines, newspapers, reference books, biographies, photos, flags, etc. Results indicate reading level.

TOPICsearch
This current events database from EBSCOhost allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms.

World Book Online
The online version of World Book Encyclopedia offers more than 25,000 articles suited for grades 4-12 and adults. The 225,000-word World Book Dictionary lets you find the definition of words in the encyclopedia. Thousands of photographs and illustrations are available, as well as hundreds of printable maps. World Book Online also features audio, video, and virtual reality presentations that let you explore places in the world in 360 degrees.

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